This letter was sent to Today paper but not published due to lack of space.
3 February 2012
Many office buildings and multi story car parks in HDB estates
locate the parking spaces for visitors at the higher levels
and reserve the lower levels for seasons parking.
This does not make sense, as the visitors stay for a short period
and there is a high turnover of the parking space for visitors. Why waste
fuel in making many visitors drive through many levels of the
car park, especially of some season parking spaces are left empty?
As visitors are not familiar with the building, they may find scratch their vehicles
against the narrow ramps while driving up many levels.
This type of arrangement reflects a disregard for the
convenience of the visitors and the selfish attitude of the
I am aware of one notable exception in the car park in
Nanyang Junior College which I visited two years ago. the visitors
car park was located near the entrance. The visitors
do not need to go round the premises to search for a
Tan Kin Lian